Originally Posted by 2014wk2
What's a quadtrack selector?
NetworkTV what engine do you have?
The little knob for selecting how the 4 wheel drive system operates, right behind the shifter on the center console. It also adds the rock crawler low range setting, which the normal "auto" system doesn't offer. Even with the selectable options, the new Ford Explorer only has an "auto-high" system with no low range.
On the Jeep, the models without the select-terrain knob only have the "auto" mode, which is where you would normally keep the knob set in models with it. The knob simply lets you tailor the 4 wheel drive system to the surface you're on, such as rock (with low range and hill descent control options), mud, sand or snow. The low range and hill descent control options can only be used in rock mode.
I have the V6. I don't need a V8 anymore. With the 8 speed transmission, there's more than enough low end torque for my needs with fuel economy at the top end.
If I owned a boat or a camping trailer, I'd probably skip the V8 and go straight to the diesel.
Most of my towing is occasional U-Haul rentals for moving myself to a new place or transporting items too big for the tailgate. A couple of times I've transported my motorcycle to have work done on it, which required it to be trailered.